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Orleans Reinette apple trees

Orleans Reinette
Orleans Reinette is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavour.

Orleans Reinette apple trees for sale

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Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Orleans Reinette is an old French late-season apple variety, first recorded in the 18th century. It is very different from modern apples, being firm rather than crisp to the bite.

However it has remained quietly popular in both Europe and North America on account of its rich old-fashioned flavour.

How to grow

Orleans Reinette is a fairly light cropper and grows best in areas with drier climates.

Flowering occurs over a longer period than other apple varieties, which makes it difficult to assign Orleans Reinette to a specific flowering group, but it basically flowers in the mid/late blossom season and will therefore be pollinated by most other apple varieties.

 

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Orleans Reinette originates from France in the 18th century.

Orleans Reinette characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colourOrange flush